Steamin’ Days


Sunday, September 6
12:30 – 4:30 pm
Advance registration is recommended as capacity will be limited to adhere to current health precautions related to Covid-19.

If you are unsure about your membership status, feel free to contact us at 302-239-2385 or

Members may reserve space for those covered by their membership (for example, a Family Membership covers 2 adults and up to 4 children in the same household, Dual Membership includes two adults in the same household, and Individual Memberships cover one adult).

To reserve an arrival time online (for speedy entry), you may sign in below using the email address associated with your membership. If you have not signed on previously, you will be prompted to set a password to access your account and can review your membership level and renewal date. If you prefer, feel free to call the office at 302-239-2385 weekdays 9 to 5 pm.

Walk-ins are welcome but may be subject to wait times if there are parties with reservations on the schedule and capacity limits have been met for that period. As/if time slots fill up, we’ll post here:


Arrival Time Availability
12:30 to 1:00 Low
1:00 to 1:30 Open
1:30 to 2:00 Open
2:00 to 2:30 Open
2:30 to 3:00 Open
3:00 to 3:30 Open
3:30 to 4:00 Open


Click here to learn what to expect when you visit Auburn Heights and how you can prepare.

As a special THANK YOU to the loyal members who have stuck with us, we plan to host the first Steamin’ Day of 2020 for Members Only! We will debut the renovated museum (with controlled entry and capacity), and while activities will be curtailed to adhere to state and CDC guidelines, we look forward to once again enjoying family fun for all. We plan to offer train and Mountain Wagon rides (socially distanced, of course).

Join or renew your membership online here.

2020 Dates:


Don’t miss these exciting days filled with old-fashioned fun for the whole family. Included with all admission options:

  • Fresh steam-popped popcorn from our vintage popper (regulations permitting)
  • Entry to the newly renovated Marshall Steam Museum, featuring the world’s largest operating collection of Stanley steam cars plus a 1930s working Lionel electric trains display, steam engine display, exhibits, and gift shop.
  • Rides on the Auburn Valley Railroad and in select antique automobiles from the Marshall Collection, depending on the admission option selected.
  • Children’s activities



For the fastest and most touch-free entry, we recommend purchasing tickets in advance or (if you are a member) reserving your timed entry. Starting August 1, reservations to all events may be made online or by calling the Friends of Auburn Heights Office (302-239-2385) weekdays 9 am to 5 pm.  If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email us at

Capacities will be limited as we prioritize health and safety, so reservations are strongly encouraged. As always, Steamin’ Day admission is free for members, but we ask that you register in advance for an entry time. Walk-ins are welcome but may be subject to wait times if there are parties with reservations on the schedule.

General Admission (Rides Ticket) includes 4 rides in the antique autos or Auburn Valley Railroad: $12 ages 13 and up, $8 ages 12 and under (infants free). General/Rides Ticket admission is free for Friends of Auburn Heights members.

Information on Mansion and Combo tickets (mansion tours and rides) are unavailable at the moment. Delaware State Parks, who owns and operates the Marshall Mansion at Auburn Heights, is responsible for decisions related to tours of the historic property. We will share details as they are announced if tours of the antique-furnished 1897 Auburn Heights mansion will be available.

Group Rates: Discounts available for groups of 20 or more when booked in advance. For group inquiries, e-mail

We accept cash, Visa, Mastercard or Discover. Sorry, no pets except service dogs.


Please Note: We never let a little drizzle dampen our spirits, so all events are rain or shine.  In the event of especially inclement weather, you may call the Friends of Auburn Heights office at (302) 239-2385 for a recorded message that will indicate any change in regular plans.


Food and beverages: Free popcorn may be enjoyed by all visitors during Steamin’ Day events, and prepackaged foods like chips and beverages will be available for sale (while supplies last). Please feel free to bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on the grounds at one of our many picnic tables.

View our calendar to see what we have planned or where we might be traveling to.

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